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7 ways to manage your coronaphobia

- May 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

As we’re slowly moving out of lockdown, many Australians will be feeling anxious about going outside, away from the safety of home, and returning to normal life. For most people, these coronavirus fears will be temporary. But for some, being overly afraid of the coronavirus can have serious implications. People might avoid seeking medical care,… Read more »

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Julia Gillard talks mental health in the time of COVID-19

- May 19, 2020 4 MIN READ

The coronavirus crisis has delivered opportunities for both hope and optimism alongside despair according to former PM, and Beyond Blue Chair, Julia Gillard. Loneliness, anxiety and fear can manifest during the pandemic – while opportunities for connection can also flourish. So, what are the priorities and opportunities moving forward to ensure we have the right… Read more »

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New mental health resource for sole traders impacted by covid-19

- May 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has released a free online mental health resource for sole traders, amid alarming predictions of a dramatic rise in Australian suicide rates due to the economic and social impacts of coronavirus. Beyond Blue ambassador and sole trader Garry Mills hosts the short webinar, Chicken Soup… Read more »

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5 steps to support your staff during COVID-19

- May 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The pressures of COVID-19 can have an ongoing impact on your staff’s mental health. Supporting them through the crisis is vital, writes Dr Aimee Gayed, a psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in workplace mental health at Black Dog Institute. COVID-19 has created dramatic changes in the workplace. Depending on your organisation, you and your team… Read more »

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The next coronavirus battle ground: our looming mental health crisis

- May 1, 2020 5 MIN READ

The battle against the mental health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning. Governments and researchers are mapping how best to prevent the predicted rise in mental health issues we face in coming months and beyond. This involves not only preventing a wave of mental disorders from starting but also preventing increased difficulties in… Read more »

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3 ways to curb the coronavirus panic pandemic

- March 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

We have never experienced a pandemic like this, when we have the highest number of social media users in the world and everyone can openly express their responses whether rational or irrational and too, publicly. The coronavirus has received the most media attention than any other pandemic in the past. It is times like this… Read more »